Allowing URL shorteners
danita at caledonia.net
Wed Feb 15 21:07:35 UTC 2017
wp.me is wordpress’ own url shortener, and I noticed today that mailscanner says this:
MailScanner has detected definite fraud in the website at "wp.me". Do not trust this website: http://wp.me/p8jXWt-9A - this is definitely “not fraud”. I like the idea of pointing out that some links can be dangerous, but wordpress.com issues these shortened urls by default. How can I tweak the ideas of what mailscanner thinks of as fraud, etc. While one could argue that places like bit.ly, goo.gl etc can hide malicious sites since individuals can craft these shortened URLs, t.co, wp.me and ow.ly are generally controlled by the owning sites. Should these warrant such a vehement warning?
Danita Zanrè, Move Out of the Office
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